4

Thirteenth Floor Elevators' Tommy Hall May Be Hospitalized... Or Worse

^
Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

Earlier this afternoon, Rocks Off's friend, former colleague and

Dirty Honey DJ Brett Koshkin

forwarded us a post from the

Texas '60s Music Refuge

Yahoo! message board that former Thirteenth Floor Elevators member Tommy Hall, whose warped electric-jug stylings defined the Elevators' sound as much as front man Roky Erickson's hellhound vocals, has been hospitalized in the Bay Area. Unfortunately, that's about all we - or anyone else, it seems, including Hall's family - know at the moment. The only other thing the message, posted by "Psycherelics," said was that Hall was suffering from an "undisclosed illness." Rocks Off emailed our counterpart in San Francisco,

SF Weekly

music editor Jennifer Maerz, who wrote a cover story on Hall for the

Weekly

that the

Houston Press reprinted last March

. Maerz said she had just received an email from Hall's sister inquiring "where he was or if he was in the hospital." "They can't find him or confirm anything," she said. Rocks Off has emailed Psycherelics and a couple of other friends we hope may be able to track down some further information on Hall. We will of course let you know as soon as we do find out anything - and obviously, if any of our readers out there do, please

get in touch.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.